I’ll probably never get around to writing this book, but I hope I do. I’d like to read it when it’s done. Should be interesting. Anyway, here, in no particular order, is a partial list of the chapter titles from the book.
In which I discuss the circumstances in which we first found him.
A Tale Of Two Cities
In which I discuss our “courtship”: the expanse of time between meeting Jonathan and moving him into our home.
Free At Last, Free At Last
In which I discuss the days leading up to his adoption and the great relief we felt when it was finally done.
The Path Of Most Resistance
In which I discuss his tendency to perform every task in the most difficult, cumbersome, awkward way.
Love Will Tear Us Apart
In which I discuss the initial effects of Jonathan’s presence upon my marriage.
And Along Came Emmi
In which I discuss the birth of my first niece and the effect on Jonathan.
Millions Of Peaches
In which I discuss Jonathan’s uncanny ability to identify songs after one hearing and the possibility that his knowledge of alternative rock will someday be encyclopedic (assuming I can keep him from listening to too much of his sister’s Hannah Montana, which could corrupt him).
Can You Make It Bigger?
In which I discuss some of the peculiarities of Jonathan’s language development.
It’s My Birthday!
In which I discuss Jonathan’s early insistence that every day was birthday (and also the birthday of Joe from Blue’s Clues (Joe, by the way, is no Steve, and never will be)).
Pete And Repeat
In which I discuss the reasons why Jonathan’s media consumption is now very, very limited.
Angels Watching Over Us
In which I discuss Bethanna, and how very helpful they were to us throughout the process.
In which I discuss the strange, unique, and strong bond between my father and my son.